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Monday, 19 January 2015

A gift of love (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a little altered gift box made using the gorgeous new stamps Fluttering Hearts and  Punky Hearts, you can find them both here.

I began by painting the box with white gesso and then a layer of ivory acrylic paint. I stamped the heart background stamp from Punky Hearts with pink acrylic paint, I love to use paint to stamp as it gives some extra texture to your project. Once the paint was dry I used gold gilding wax around the edges, applying quite roughly for a shabby finish.

The heart on top of the box was a happy accident made by stamping into hot UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) with brilliance ink. I took some thick white card and applied versamark ink and layer of clear UTEE, heated and then applied another layer of clear. Once i'd heated this layer I added a layer of white UTEE and stamped into the hot mixture with Pink Brilliance ink. Unfortunately I moved the stamp and ended up with a bit of a mess but not wanting to give up, I blasted it with my heat gun again and stamped into it with black ink. creating a black impression on a pink/white background. I cut this out and again edged with gold gilding wax before wrapping with ribbon and popping it on top of my box.

To finish off I added gems and edged the side of the box with lace and ribbon.

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Very interesting Claire, I love how you managed to build on your mistake to make a beautiful embellishment. Love the whole effect.

  2. Great result from your 'happy accident' :)

  3. A very nice happy accident. The pink and black go so nicely together. Lovely box.

  4. this looks stunning claire. i adore this stamp and will definitely try stamping into utee with it. hugs rachel x

  5. Amazing Claire. Just shows what you can do if you persevere :-D

  6. This is lovely Claire, a happy accident indeed
    Jackie x

  7. This is gorgeous Claire and the central heart turned out fantastically. A beautiful box! x

  8. This is stunning! Funny how happy accidents are always the best! x

  9. Very striking with the black, pink & gold combination & I love your accenting of the flower centres, Isn't it lovely when a mishap creates something you'd not thought of. Your trim of the box & the gilding wax creates a very Victorian feel to this, especially with the shabby chic elements.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. WOW !!! Was für ein schönes Werk...


  11. Beaytiful make! Lovely to see some fabric here!

  12. How pretty Claire and your 'accident' certainly was a happy one ...... your heart is beautiful!

    Lesley Xx


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